I've been ridin' for approx 19+ years, I've ridden just about every brand you can think of... from Burton to Flow to Santa Cruz to Salomon and now I think might be on the ONLY brand of boards that I'm willing to spend money on... LIB TECH! WOW! this board is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
My current set-up is 08-09 Lib Tech Banana 159 w/Union Force bindings. Here's what I think about the board:
-the Mag-Trac cuts through EVERYTHING like a hot knife through butter. the edge hold on this board is UNBELIEVABLE!!! I spent the whole day riding from POW in the mornin' to tracked out icy groomers yesterday (12/25) this board just KILLS any and every terrain!!!
-the BTX/Banana is noticeable but not a distraction. it's definitely a "looser"(is that a word???) board to ride, lot's of pop and SUPER FUN!!! this board is a little bite softer than I'm used to but with the combo of BTX and Mag there is minimal chatter when you're bombin' down a hill.
I have a few different types of boards in the "quiver" right now and I think I'm goin' to sell most of them so I can pick up a TRS 159. my only complaint is that the board feels a little clumsy in tight spaces, then again, it could just be me not used to the way this board rides... let me put a few more days in on this thing and I'll write another review.
Bottomline: AWESOME BOARD!!! SUPER FUN TO RIDE!!!